Title: Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger.
Publisher: Putnam, New York
Publication Date: 1978
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dust jacket with a touch of creaseing to spine. This is the second novel about Richard Bolitho's early career. In Richard Bolitho and the Avenger, Bolitho returns to his native Cornwall following his adventures in Richard Bolitho Midshipman. He brings fellow midshipman Martyn Dancer along. After some home cooking and introductions, it becomes obvious that there is something rotten in Cornwall. Murder, smuggling and witchcraft appear to be present in the area. Bolitho and Dancer spend the rest of the book trying to solve the mysteries on land and sea. Bookseller Inventory # 24166
Synopsis: Home from the sea on leave in Cornwall, a 17-year-old midshipman becomes involved with smuggling, murder, and "wrecking."
About the Author: Alexander Kent's great interest in the ships and men of the eighteenth century navy was aroused when he was still at school. Although he attended fleet reviews and explored modern warships and dockyards with his father, he found that the great days of square riggers and battles at close quarters captured his imagination. H.M.S. Victory, Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, was always high on his list of regular visits. He served in the Royal Navy as a young man, and saw action in the Battle of the Atlantic and other major theatres of war, but his first love of the great days of sail remained unshaken. Now firmly established as a leading writer of authentic sea stories, he still enjoys researching for new material from our rich naval heritage, His interests range from yachting to being a governor of the frigate Foudroyant, which, lying at anchor at Portsmouth, is the oldest British warship afloat.
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